Huron Valley Hearing

Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are available in two types: digital and analog.

We offer hearing aids from many vendors: Phonak, Oticon, ResSound, and Unitron.

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Repair

All makes and models of hearing aids are serviced. Some repairs can be completed in the office. Repairs may also be sent to the manufacturer for repair, as necessary.

Financing options are available. Please contact us at 248.889.7600 for more information.

Audiology Testing (Hearing Test)

Audiological Evaluations

Hearing Aids | Hearing Tests | Audiology Testing | Highland MI | HowelAt Huron Valley Hearing, your audiology evaluation is not just a "hearing test." The very basic definition of an audiology evaluation is to determine your ability to hear sounds. The purpose of audiologic assessment is to determine the degree of hearing loss, the type of hearing loss, and the configuration of the hearing loss.

The audiology evaluation consists of several components:

Case History: a series of questions to fully understand your symptoms.

Otoscopy: looking in the ears to ensure there are no infections, excessive earwax, drainage in the ear canals, or a hole/tube in the eardrum that may affect your test.

Impedance Testing: air pressure is introduced into the ear canal to assess eardrum movement. Loud sounds are presented to check for a reflex that typically occurs. Abnormal results of impedance testing can indicate certain types of ear infections or disorders.

Pure Tone Testing: Using earphones and with an oscillator behind the ear, the audiologist is able to distinguish between the three types of hearing loss. This type of testing also determines the configuration and the degree of the hearing loss.

Speech Testing: Helps determine your ability to decipher and discriminate speech, as these results may impact the benefits of amplification.

Balance Testing

Individuals who are experiencing problems with their balance may undergo a series of tests to help determine the cause. These tests may include:

ENG (Electronystagmography): evaluates the balance system of the inner ear.

ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response): evaluates portions of the auditory pathway (hearing nerve).

ECOG (Electrocochleography): assists with diagnosing Meniere's Disease.

Audiology FAQ

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More questions? Contact Huron Valley Hearing at 248.889.6900

Educational Seminars

Did you know that:

  1. an earplug that doesn’t fit the ear canal properly won’t effectively prevent damaging noises from reaching your inner ear?
  2. as many as 50% of recreational shooters suffer some degree of hearing loss?
  3. Because hearing loss is often a gradual process, you might not realize you are losing your hearing until it is too late?

The Audiology staff at Huron Valley Hearing can provide hearing healthcare educational seminars for physicians, work groups, church groups, and clubs/associations.  Hearing healthcare seminars can help prevent hearing loss accidents on job sites and in the workplace. Other organizations may benefit from increasing their knowledge of hearing loss, its causes, and what can be done to treat it.

Common topics requested during these seminars include:

  • Hearing loss prevention options at work, church, and hobbies (examples: law enforcement, military, auto workers/industrial settings, landscapers, bars/night clubs, motorcycle enthusiasts, musical bands, hunting clubs, woodworkers)
  • Causes and current treatments available for hearing loss
  • Use and care of hearing aids
  • Causes and treatment of dizziness

 Contact Huron Valley Hearing (links to contact info) today to schedule a hearing healthcare seminar at your location!

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